ATEME Equips Alfanews Italy with Best-of-Breed Encoders

Paris – Sept. 3, 2013ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, today announced that Alfanews, a satellite transmission and TV production service provider based in Arezzo, Italy, has adopted its Kyrion CM5000contribution encoder. This deployment allows Alfanews to cover premium sports and news events throughout Italy with best-in-class video quality and reliability on behalf of its large international customer base.

Kyrion CM5000 encoder integrated in flight cases and Satellite News Gathering (SNG) vehicles: The extended feature set of the CM5000 encoder has allowed Alfanews to upgrade its fleet and pool of flight cases with MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit encoding, adding support of 1080p50/60 resolution and frame rate.
Covering premium sports and news events: Alfanews first used the new kits to cover the papal conclave in Rome in May 2013 and the Volleyball World League tournament in Modena in June. Highly mobile, Alfanews covers events throughout Italy and Southern Europe.
ATEME chosen for technical excellence and endorsement by major networks: When it comes to very high quality transmission of news and sports, the Kyrion encoders are endorsed by many of the most demanding networks, including the European Broadcasting Union.
A dedicated team of experienced professionals: Founded in 1997, Alfanews operates with an experienced team to offer SNG, uplink, play-out and TV production services, as well as installation and maintenance of VSAT systems.

Supporting Quote:
Carla Borri, co-founder and general manager, Alfanews said:
“We are extremely passionate about providing our clients with best-of-breed technology. In fact, this is very much the story of our life and the basis for which we founded Alfanews. Through our work with ATEME, we found the company shares a similar passion for engineering and today we truly leverage its innovation to offer broadcasters more comprehensive and reliable services.”

About ATEME:
ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications. More information is available at

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